► Lighter but just as powerful
► Chiron 110 Ans more exclusive
► Costs a cool €2.65 million
Bugatti is 110 years old this year, and to celebrate the French manufacturer has revealed a special edition of its Chiron Sport, which itself is a more dynamic version of the original Chiron. Anyway, we’re told just 20 of the cars will be made, and each features a collection of tweaks that celebrate France as well as the Bugatti brand.
'With the limited Chiron Sport 110 Ans, Bugatti is ushering in the 110th anniversary of its foundation,’ said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti Automobiles. ‘Molsheim in the Alsace region of France is an essential element in Bugatti’s brand history and this is also where we are planning our future.’
Go on, what’s different on the Bugatti Chiron 110 Ans then?
Well, the new car features matt Steel Blue paintwork throughout, which we’re told has a sheen ‘like hot-rolled steel.’
Around the front of the car you’ll also find exposed Steel Blue carbonfibre, and French racing blue brake callipers, too. Sandblasted aluminum features on the fuel filler cap, and the rear spoiler has the French flag emblazoned underneath.
The Chiron Sport 110 Ans Bugatti, rolls on matt black alloys which match the Bugatti logo at the rear and the top of the spoiler, too.
Inside, you’ll find lashings of tricolour and carbonfibre detailing as well as a ‘110 Ans Bugatti’ emblem on the seats.
Bugatti says it’s throwing in the optional Sky Roof as standard on this car too, so this special edition gets two fixed glass panels above the driver and passenger.
The engine and other internals are unchanged over the standard Chiron Sport.
There’s no price released yet, but if you have to ask...
Chiron Sport: everything you need to know
Read on to find out more about the 'regular' Bugatti Chiron Sport. As if any Bugatti can be deemed regular...
How to improve something as rapid as the Chiron? If you’re Bugatti, you unveil the Chiron Sport at the Geneva motor show – a car that now promises incredible handling to match its already mind-blowing speed.
Interestingly, there’s no engine performance increases to talk about here; the Chiron Sport is virtually unchanged when it comes to the powertrain or tuning – instead, it’s the handling of the car that’s been revised.
Bugatti says the Chiron Sport has a stiffer suspension than the ‘stock’ Chiron. An optimised rear-axle differential and Dynamic Torque Vectoring system also enhance the overall direction change of the car – and should help to put some of the Chiron’s prodigious amounts of twist onto the tarmac.
Bugatti Chiron Sport: Wonder-wipers and weight-loss
In addition to new hardware to increase drivability, Bugatti has also put the Chiron on a strict diet – so expect to see considerably more carbon-fibre and a little less luxury. For example, the Sport represents the first production car with windscreen wiper arms made of carbon weave.
Bugatti says the in-house developed wipers are 77% lighter than the standard ones, and have ‘aerodynamic properties'. The company hasn't confirmed how many points of downforce the new wipers add, sadly.
To make the Chiron sport even more exclusive-looking than the rest of the range, Bugatti is offering it in a few exclusive colours such as Italian Red, French Racing Blue, a silver Grid Rafale, and dark grey Gun Powder. The Chiron Sport also gets its own Course alloy wheels, which save weight, but also are unique to the sporty hypercar.
At the unveiling, Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann promised that there was much more to come from Bugatti. 'The Chiron Sport has new agility, especially in tight corners,' he said. More importantly, he added: 'we're working on the brand.'
As for the cost? The Chiron Sport will cost €2.65 million net (roughly £2,361,600), compared to €2.5 million (£2,227,955) for the standard Chiron. Orders are opening now, and deliveries will take place before the year is out.